President Obama Responds to David Kato’s Brutal Death

27 Jan

Kudos to President Obama for his response to David Kato’s brutal death. While Ugandan reported Kato’s death as a “robbery,” most know that was a lie, including President Obama. President Obama said, “LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights.”  Bravo!  Never would we have heard that from former President Bush.

Here is the response from President Obama:

I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendousLGBT activist David Kato of Ugandacourage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work.

At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, discrimination, and hate.

In the weeks preceding David Kato’s murder in Uganda, five members of the LGBT community in Honduras were also murdered. It is essential that the Governments of Uganda and Honduras investigate these killings and hold the perpetrators accountable.

LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this because we recognize the threat faced by leaders like David Kato, and we share their commitment to advancing freedom, fairness and equality for all.

I am very proud of our President right now!  Click here to see the full article.


4 Responses to “President Obama Responds to David Kato’s Brutal Death”

  1. jenny68 January 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    I love our President- but this is DAMN good.
    And I’m so glad he spoke out.

  2. webwordwarrior January 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    This really is a touching and appropriate response. With everything else on his plate, it is nice to see the President take the time to respond to this tragedy.


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